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Tim Purinton

Tim Purinton

Director, Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration

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Time-lapse nature photography has been used to track the Aurora Borealis, the retreat of glaciers, the migration of sea turtles and the growth of giant pumpkins. The Huffington Post compiles the cream of the crop; the best time lapse nature videos of 2012 is due out soon, the 2011 videos can been seen here.

Restoration ecologists use time-lapse photography to document projects including dam removal to restore rivers. The Condit Dam breach in Washington State is a dramatic example (let’s just say it involves explosives). 

Here in Massachusetts we have yet to use dynamite to aid in our dam removal efforts but they are exciting all the same. Instead you will see in Pelham, Taunton and Cheshire images of restoration in action – from dams being removed by excavators, to new wildlife friendly culverts installed in seconds before your eyes. In 3 minutes or less see what it takes us and our partners years to plan, permit and implement.

 

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2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: August posted on Aug 25

2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: August

Augusts’ Massachusetts Agriculture Calendar Photo Contest winner was Cara Peterson, who photographed a high tunnel greenhouse at Flats Mentor Farm in Lancaster.

Not From Around Here: Green Crabs posted on Aug 22

Not From Around Here: Green Crabs

As part of its work to assess salt marsh health, staff from the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) have frequently observed abundant green crabs, often burrowing in the banks of marsh creeks. This summer, CZM is examining the potential impacts of green crabs in salt marsh habitats, including the impact of burrowing activity.

Plan a Day Trip – Right in Boston Harbor! posted on Aug 18

Plan a Day Trip – Right in Boston Harbor!

Looking for a fun day trip for you and possibly your family? Look no further, the Boston Harbor Islands are the place to be. Lots of events take place on these islands during the summer months, so enjoy these festivities while they are here! Spectacle   …Continue Reading Plan a Day Trip – Right in Boston Harbor!